12 Days complete Java for family
Make the most out of your family trip to Java
DAY 1 : ARRIVAL IN YOGYAKARTA – TRANSFER TO HOTEL IN BOROBUDUR
Welcome to Yogyakarta! Upon arrival at the airport, you will be picked up by your teman and you will be transferred to your accommodation in Borobudur area.
Enjoy the rest of the day at your accommodation.
DAY 2 : HALF DAY BATIK WORKSHOP
Today you will have half-day Lumbini Batik Gallery where they showcases all types of batik and also a good place for you to learn more about batik.
Drive back to your accommodation to rest afterwards.
DAY 3 : SUNRISE AT BOROBUDUR TEMPLE – ANDONG TOUR AROUND BOROBUDUR VILLAGE – JAVANESE LUNCH AT KOPI BADHEK
You will start the day early in the morning (around 4AM) to catch sunrise from Borobudur Temple. The magnificent sunrise from top of the temple is truly majestic and something you shouldn’t miss. You will continue your activity with cycling/andong tour around Borobudur Village. The calm village called ‘Candirejo’ is a perfect place to relax while paddling your bicycles or riding on a horse cart (andong).
Next, you will be taken to Kopi Badhek Restaurant to have an authentic Javanese lunch. Experience Javanese authentic culinary at its best In this beautiful place; a small plantations surrounded by sweeping rice fields.
You will be transferred to your accommodation to rest afterwards.
DAY 4 : AT LEISURE
Enjoy the rest of the day at your own pace.
DAY 5 : TRANSFER TO YOGYAKARTA – LEISURE
After check-out, you will be transferred to Yogyakarta city then check-in at your accommodation. Enjoy the rest of the day at your own pace.
DAY 6 : SUNRISE OR JEEP RIDE MERAPI – OPTIONAL VISIT TO ULLEN SENTALU MUSEUM OR MERAPI VOLCANOLOGY MUSEUM
Today you will get closer with one of Indonesia’s most active volcanoes, Merapi. It is a towering fortress, bordering north of Yogyakarta with Central Java. A sunrise hike or jeep ride to this place is surely irreplaceable. Jeep ride is the popular visit choice, taking travelers to see the bunker, alien (human-shaped) stone, and remnants of houses and artifacts from the massive 2010 eruption. Meanwhile, 1-hour sunrise hike or advanced 4-hours trekking towards the summit is sure challenging as well.
DAY 7 : HALF DAY POTTERY MAKING WORKSHOP AT KASONGAN VILLAGE
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Kasongan Village to experience Pottery making workshop. Learn with the expert and you may bring your own pottery as a souvenir. After that, you will be driven back to your accommodation to rest.
DAY 8 : KERATON YOGYAKARTA (ROYAL PALACE) – KOTAGEDE SILVER WORKSHOP – PRAMBANAN TEMPLE – RAMAYANA BALLET PERFORMANCE
Get closer with Yogyakarta’s golden heritage! Visit Keraton Yogyakarta, a royal palace complex serving as a cultural center for the Javanese people, a museum that displays the sultanate’s artifacts, and the seat of the governing Sultan. Afterwards, you will continue to Kotagede area to experience silver workshop. You can bring your own silver as a souvenir to take home. Your next destination is Prambanan Temple, the most famous Hindu temple in Java. Finish the day as most others do with watching Ramayana Ballet Theatre performance.
Next, you will drive back to your accommodation to rest.
DAY 9 : TRANSFER TO AIRPORT – FLY TO SURABAYA – TRANSFER TO BROMO
Depending on your flight schedule, you will depart to Surabaya and then transferred to Bromo to check-in at your accommodation and rest.
DAY 10 : HALF DAY OR SUNSET ‘BROMO THE KOSTUBA WAY’
We know that it is hard to really visit Bromo without the crowd, however, we can “cheat” other visitors by doing Bromo differently (changing the normal route). We will first visit Mentigen Hill. Despite located in lower elevation, this viewpoint provides a fantastic closer look of Mount Bromo from different angle. Afterwards, head down to the crater of Mount Bromo for a short hike. We will then continue to Penanjakan and enjoy Bromo’s iconic viewpoint. Finally, we will descend down again to visit the savanna and whispering sand of Bromo. Alternatively, this second part of the trip can be arranged in the late afternoon; starting in the savanna and whispering sand, before driving to Penanjakan for sunset.
DAY 11 : DRIVE TO SURABAYA – LEISURE
After check-out, you will be driven to Surabaya and check-in to your accommodation to rest. Enjoy the rest of the day at your own pace.
DAY 12 : FREE TIME – DEPARTURE
After breakfast and check-out, you will be transferred to the airport (depending on your flight schedule).